Young Child in Rehabilitation After Non-Fatal Drowning - OT60195

Young Child in Rehabilitation After Non-Fatal Drowning

Interprofessional Case #2

by Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE and Kelly VanDahm, MS, CCC-SLP, MS and Nikki Weiner, OTD, OTR/L and Susan Ann Swinehart, OTD, MS, BA/OT
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This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.20 AOTA CEU)


Non-fatal drowning in children is the leading cause of neurological morbidity. Anoxic brain injury can cause substantial neurological impairments affecting the ability to engage in purposeful movement, mobility, and speech production. Hospital treatment that includes an interprofessional approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with anoxic brain injury from non-fatal drowning has been shown to reduce medical complications, mortality, length of hospital stay, and healthcare costs.


The course will be discontinued on June 30, 2020. Please plan to finish the course by June 29th if you wish to earn credit for it.
The goal of this interprofessional continuing education module is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions among a nurse, dietitian, speech-language pathologist, and occupational therapist as they address the complex needs of a young child who has experienced a near-drowning accident. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, and occupational therapists who work in concert to address the post-acute needs of a pediatric patient with health problems related to acquired brain injury
  • Articulate typical assessment and intervention approaches used with a 3-year-old who is recovering from a non-fatal drowning
  • Explain how the roles and functions of an interdisciplinary healthcare team complement one another, requiring IP communication and coordination of services
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
OT Process: Evaluation
OT Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Supervision: Role Delineation

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: AL, AZ, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).